every cloud has a silver lining

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - every cloud has a silver lining

"every cloud has a silver lining"

proverb - something good can always be found in even the worst situation


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - every cloud has a silver lining

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  This is a disaster.  Our production line is down.  Three of the machines are badly damaged.  We are going to be in big trouble.

Colleague 2:  Perhaps there is an up-side in all this.

Colleague 1:  Go on.

Colleague 2:  Well, since the line is down anyways, we can use this time to replace the old machines with brand new ones.  It would take about the same amount of time and when we are done, production capacity would be up fifty percent and we could make even more money.

Colleague 1:  Thinking that way, I suppose you are right that every cloud has a silver lining.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - every cloud has a silver lining

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I'm afraid my old car is finally finished. The engine blew yesterday.

Friend 2:  You know that every cloud has a silver lining.

Friend 1:  How's that?

Friend 2:  You have said that you want to become more environmentally responsible. Here's your opportunity to use public transit. And think of all the money you will save in gas, maintenance and repairs.

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every cloud has a silver lining - Examples:

1)  ... evacuation camp, lived in despair. However, as every cloud has a silver lining, she then tried to rise again re-building her life.

2)  ... could lead to abnormal behaviour later on. But every cloud has a silver lining. Ironically, caffeine is being administered to pre-term babies to help them breathe.

3)  ... can develop it to your advantage. The fact is every cloud has a silver lining. Keep your mind focused on the important things.

4)  ... you will meet challenges and pleasures. Remember every cloud has a silver lining and ultimately you may end up happily in a totally different situation.

5)  ... care of yourself and push through, always remember though every cloud has a silver lining, and when one door shuts another opens.

6)  It is said that every cloud has a silver lining, and it often takes the worst in human nature to bring out the best ...

7)  Office went through an extremely challenging period. However, every cloud has a silver lining. In this case, the silver lining was an opportunity to review the functioning ...

8)  ... but I like to think that every cloud has a silver lining. My mate in Bermondsey was evicted from his home, but the upside is ...

9)  ... ago and the service has deteriorated even further. But every cloud has a silver lining.... Experiences with rubbish companies like this should serve to remind us just why customer ...

10)  ... out happy endings like a fairy godmother, insisting that every cloud has a silver lining and that no life is so shriveled or impoverished that it can not be renewed ...

11)  ... such tests are both inaccurate and unreliable. However, every cloud has a silver lining and, on the upside, the test has given rise to several good jokes.

12)  But every cloud has a silver lining, and everyone of us can cope no matter what life throws at us.

13)  ... to the ground in a cow-related disaster. However, every cloud has a silver lining, and the authorities used it as an opportunity to develop beautifully landscaped public gardens ...

14)  I'm taking such a cocktail of pain medication. Every cloud has a silver lining. It helps me as a writer.

15)  ... time and no bails could be granted. However, every cloud has a silver lining and this strike enabled us to promote the use of alternatives to custody with the ...

16)  ... has reminded me that looking at life positively (every cloud has a silver lining) gives you happiness and confidence.

17)  Every cloud has a silver lining. The statement actually refers to the fact that bad fortunes can easily be turned.

18)  If you say that every cloud has a silver lining, you mean that every sad or unpleasant situation has a positive side to it.

19)  Every cloud has a silver lining: People sometimes say that every cloud has a silver lining to comfort somebody who ...

20)  It is said that every cloud has a silver lining. That even from something bad, eventually something good does come out of it.